Palinurus gilchristi   Stebbing, 1900

Southern spiny lobster
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Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Malacostraca | Decapoda | Palinuridae

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Benthic; depth range 50 - 360 m (Ref. 4).  Subtropical, preferred 18°C (Ref. 107945); 24°S - 36°S, 17°E - 48°E (Ref. 4)

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Western Indian Ocean and Southeast Atlantic: South Africa and Madagascar.

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm Max length : 16.0 cm BL male/unsexed; (Ref. 4); 31 cm BL (female)

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Carapace length: 3 to 13 cm, carapace length; common carapace length: 6 to 10 cm (Ref. 4). Minimum depth from Ref. 106916. Found in deep shelf waters from depth of 50 to 200 m (Ref. 106916). Inhabits rocky areas and shelters in the crevices of the rocks (Ref. 4). In general, palinurids are mainly considered carnivores, usually feeding upon sluggish, easily captured animals where most material is eaten alive or freshly killed (Ref. 105260). Members of the order Decapoda are mostly gonochoric. Mating behavior: Precopulatory courtship ritual is common (through olfactory and tactile cues); usually indirect sperm transfer (Ref. 833).

Life cycle and mating behavior Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae

Members of the order Decapoda are mostly gonochoric. Mating behavior: Precopulatory courtship ritual is common (through olfactory and tactile cues); usually indirect sperm transfer.

Main reference References | Coordinator | Collaborators

Holthuis, L.B. 1991. (Ref. 4)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES status (Ref. 108899)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

Human uses

Fisheries: commercial
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References
Mass conversion

Internet sources

BHL | BOLD Systems | CISTI | DiscoverLife | FAO(fisheries: ; publication : search) | GenBank (genome, nucleotide) | GloBI | GOBASE | Google Books | Google Scholar | Google | ispecies | PubMed | Scirus | Tree of Life | uBio | uBio RSS | Wikipedia (Go, Search) | Zoological Record

Estimates of some properties based on models

Vulnerability (Ref. 71543)
Low vulnerability (10 of 100)
Price category (Ref. 80766)
Very high